Tarangire is a good sized national park located just to the south of Lake Manyara in northern Tanzania. It is often visited in combination with Serengeti and Ngorongoro.

The main highlights are elephants, which assemble in enormous numbers during the dry season from June to December. General game is also good, although predators tend to be quite difficult to find.

During the green season from January to May, the park is beautiful. It has reasonable levels of game and very low visitor numbers, making for a very accessible yet apparently remote safari experience.

The park contains some of the best top quality camps in the region. The best is probably Oliver’s Camp, particularly well known for its walking safari. In a similar price bracket is the pleasantly simple Lemala Tarangire Camp and the more conventionally comfortable Swala Camp.

But our default camp in Tarangire tends to be the considerably lower cost Mawe Ninga Camp, intimate, simple and boasting a spectacular hilltop setting in the heart of the reserve.

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